Dean's List

Each semester, students' academic achievement is recognized with placement on the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's List.

Graduation with Distinction

In recognition of outstanding academic excellence, the College of Arts and Sciences recommends bachelor's degrees with three levels of distinction: Distinction, High Distinction, and Highest Distinction—the latter requiring a thesis.


University Honors Program

The University Honors Program gives undergraduate students in any major to make the most of their time at Nebraska by choosing experiences, classes, and work opportunities that allow them to live their passions.

  • includes small, interactive, and interdisciplinary seminars and a continuum of hands-on experiences
  • high school seniors and current students can apply

Optionally, any course can be contracted for Honors credit with the Honors program.

Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society

Zeta Nu is the university's chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society. To join, you need to have completed 12 hours of history, have a grade point average of 3.1 in history, and an overall grade point average of 3.0.

Contact chapter faculty advisor Kenneth J. Winkle at kwinkle1@unl.edu about becoming a member. Bring the Membership Application Form and the $50 initiation fee to the department office in 612 Oldfather Hall.

Members can participate in the organization's activities, run for chapter leadership positions, and receive the society journal, The Historian.

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National / International

Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships and scholarships from organizations outside of the university.